Eating super hot chilli peppers can cause discomfort, but there do not seem to be any long-term dangers.
Nutrition for kids is key to achieving economic development.
Despite it’s smug title, and a few possible flaws, Norman Swan’s new book – So you think you know what’s good for you? – has lots of welcome common sense and evidence-based tips for living healthier.
Pescatarians might frustrate purist vegetarians, but the issues surrounding fish are quite different to meat.
We developed a healthy lunchbox program. Here, we provide parents with ideas for swapping unhealthy foods kids might like to healthier ones comparable on cost, taste, texture and preparation time.
Even health authorities can’t seem to agree on dietary guidelines.
Unhealthy foods are readily available and heavily marketed to us, especially at supermarkets.
A new paper suggests that plant- and fish-based diets lessen the chance of developing severe symptoms – but hold off from becoming vegetarian or pescatarian for now.
The researchers found a link between shorter heights and lower bone mineral content among vegan kids, compared to meat-eaters. But they didn’t show diets caused the difference – or that it lasted.
The evidence is clear: a tax on sugary drinks would reduce consumption. All that’s needed is political leadership that prioritises health above the profits.
Our research found personalised nutrition advice, compared to usual dietary advice, helped adults to eat healthier.
As the global South transitions to a predominantly urban future, food offers a way to understand the role of cities in future development.
Behavioral economics, long employed in grocery stores to guide customers to certain products, could be employed by food banks and pantries to encourage healthier choices.
Evolutionary medicine uses our ancestral history to explain disease prevalence and inform care for conditions like Type 2 diabetes. It also challenges the bio-ethnocentrism of western medicine.
What’s needed is a prioritisation of the health and medicinal values of the food that’s consumed in African countries.
Our research provides clear evidence pro-inflammatory diets are linked to poor health, including heart attacks, bowel cancer and depression.
From orange juice, to tea and coffee, to alcohol — different drinks can have different effects on iron absorption. This is worth thinking about if your iron levels are low.
Governments must take urgent action to prevent noncommunicable diseases from becoming an uncontrollable epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa. Sugar-sweetened beverage taxation offers a potential solution.
Without reliable, local and timely data, countries will miss the potential of sugar-sweetened beverage taxation as a public health intervention.
Tension between the government’s economic and public health priorities is preventing stronger fiscal measures to address nutrition-related noncommunicable diseases.